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« on: August 09, 2007 10:28:15 AM »

i tried searching but I think I just wasn't searching with the right terms. I'm just curious as to whether you can use acrylic paint on t-shirts. Anybody got any ideas cause I'm clueless?
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« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2007 11:06:35 AM »

People on here definitely have.  I personally like Tulip fabric paint.
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« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2007 11:14:20 AM »

There are products that you mix with the acrylic paint to make it bond better with the fabric, textile medums/binders. I am sure your average hobby/craft store carries it.

If you are up for online shopping and purchasing--I recommend dharma. If necessary, contact them, they can tell you what your options are.

You might want to start by perusing these
http://www.dharmatrading.com/html/eng/2513703-AA.shtml

http://www.dharmatrading.com/fabricpaint/
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« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2007 10:13:18 AM »

If you have a Michaels near you, they carry fabric paint. The brand name is Jacquard. It works great. Just keep in mind that they have some matte colors for light fabric and some metallic colors for dark fabric. They also reccomend that you heat set the image when you are done, but I always forget to do that and my shirts have held up fine with out. I hope this helps you.  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2007 06:35:30 PM »

to answer your question, yes you can use acrylics on fabric, I have done it and it works just fine.  Kiss
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« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2007 06:22:52 AM »

I have painted on clothing with just acrylic paint, no fabric medium and no heat setting and it help fine with normal washing and drying.
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« Reply #6 on: September 26, 2007 07:32:45 AM »

cool! Thanks for replying.
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« Reply #7 on: September 26, 2007 07:57:13 PM »

cool! Thanks for replying.

BTW ACMOORE has acrylics on sale 4 for a dollar!
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